Bomb Damage


 23rd September

New England - Colne Valley Arms, Bumpstead/Haverhill Road junction blocked by UXB. Military on the spot. 

25th September

Birdbrook - Land Mine exploded near Moat Farm, Finkle Green and blocked road causing slight damage. 

 8th October

Birdbrook - one oil bomb, no damage 

 13th October

Balloon 20ft in diameter near Steple Bumpstead Rd was taken to Halstead Police Station

 14th October

Baythorne End - eleven HEx bombs in field, ten craters plus one UXB, no casualties 

Bailey Hill Cottage being repaired after land mine damage.  The only reference we can find to a land mine expolding in Finkle Green is above for 25th September, 1940, but that says it caused only slight damage!  The cottage that was next door was damaged so badly that it was never repaired.  Thanks to Paul and Julie Trinder for information and picture.


 8th March

 Birdbrook - HEx bomb near Ash Mill

 19th June

 Birdbrook - 19 small bombs in field


             29th September               

 Baythorne End - flying bomb caused extensive damage to Baythorne Hall and cottage, also minor damage to 45 Houses and Baythorne Park historic house (sic). No casualties

Do you have any information on any of these incidents, know which field the bombs dropped in?  Contact us through the comments page or email  

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